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The Tiffany Lotus lamp that led Clarke Auction Gallery’s sale in New York on $120,000 (£104,350).

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Topping the bill in New York on March 22 were two Tiffany lamps from this group: a signed Lotus lamp at $120,000 (£104,350) and a Peony lamp at $100,000 (£86,955).

Lalique call to arms

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Lalique Grande Nue Bras Levés figure – $25,000 (£21,740) at Clarke Auction Gallery.

The selection of Lalique glass included a frosted glass figure, known as Grande Nue Bras Levés, a model introduced in 1921. Set on a wood base and measuring 2ft (62cm) high, the figure– which is engraved R.LALIQUE FRANCE – sold within estimate at $25,000 (£21,740).

A 9½in (23cm) high opalescent Bacchantes vase went within guide at $7500 (£6520).

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A pair of Mid-century chests designed by Gio Ponti – $18,000 (£15,650) at Clarke Auction Gallery.

Also in demand was a pair of stylish mid-century multi drawer chests measuring 3ft 11in x 3ft (1.2m x 91cm) designed by the Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti for the American furniture manufacturer M Singer and Sons.

They realised $18,000 (£15,650).

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